History: Byzantine Empire

The first two weeks of school we learned about the Byzantine Empire using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 1.

We added some people and events to our timeline.
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We colored a snapshot in time (500 AD) of the Byzantine Empire.
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The younger two boys wrote a jounrnal entry about changing names of people and places (Cameron wrote a persuasive essay about having a state church).
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We colored a map of Justinian’s Empire in 555 AD.
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We learned about The Code of Justinian.
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We played a game pitting Heraclius against Khosrau (Heraclius won pretty spectacularly).
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We played Hide the Coins.
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We compared the Romans and the Byzantines.
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